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    Report: TETFUND, UBEC to fund proposed agency for repentant insurgents

Report: TETFUND, UBEC to fund proposed agency for repentant insurgents

A proposed law says the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) will fund an agency for the rehabilitation of insurgents in the north-east, the PUNCH reports. The bill entitled 'Establishment of the National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria and for Other Connected Purposes' passed first reading at the [...]

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    Insurgents are willing to repent, says Yobe senator on Boko Haram rehab bill

Insurgents are willing to repent, says Yobe senator on Boko Haram rehab bill

Ibrahim Gaidam, senator representing Yobe east, says rehabilitating insurgents is an alternative to the military option in combating insecurity in the north-east. A bill he introduced at the senate last week elicited debate among Nigerians. Gaidam's bill seeks legal backing to rehabilitate insurgents. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the former governor said many insurgents are willing to repent. "In view [...]

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    Yobe senator seeks law to set up agency for rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects

Yobe senator seeks law to set up agency for rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects

A bill seeking to establish an agency for rehabilitation of repentant insurgents has passed first reading at the senate. The short title of the bill reads: "National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria". The bill is sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam, senator representing Yobe east. The proposed law was introduced after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, [...]

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    Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town. The governor said soldiers were withdrawn from Dapchi barley a week before the insurgents struck. Gaidam said this on Sunday when he received Kashim Shettima, his Borno state counterpart, in Damaturu, the state capital. A total of 110 [...]

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    How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

Some aggrieved residents of Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government area of Yobe state, attacked Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, on Thursday. They not only booed the number one citizen of the state but threw stones and dangerous objects at his convoy, resulting in the destruction of some vehicles. Gaidam had gone to the community to inform the people that the [...]

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    Yobe finally confirms abduction of Dapchi girls

Yobe finally confirms abduction of Dapchi girls

The Yobe state government has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents abducted some students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday. There has been a controversy over the whereabouts of the students, with Abdulmaliki Sumonu, commissioner of police in the state, saying he could not confirm if the students were kidnapped. But Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, who confirmed [...]

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    Yobe gov threatens to fire commissioner for sleeping on duty

Yobe gov threatens to fire commissioner for sleeping on duty

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, has threatened fire a commissioner for dosing during the presentation of the 2017 budget to the state house of assembly. The governor had barely commenced reading the budget speech when the cabinet member started snoring. Gaidam warned that henceforth, any public officer caught sleeping would be sacked. “As from today, any commissioner or special adviser caught sleeping [...]

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    No part of Yobe is under Boko Haram, says Gov. Gaidam

No part of Yobe is under Boko Haram, says Gov. Gaidam

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, says there is no part of the state currently under the occupation of Boko Haram insurgents. Gaidam saId this in Damaturu, capital of the state, while receiving a delegation from Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who delivered relief materials to the state. Gaidam, who was represented by Baba Malam-Wali, secretary to the state government, said the areas [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills many’ in fresh attack on Yobe

Boko Haram ‘kills many’ in fresh attack on Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents struck at Gaidam, hometown of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, around 4pm on Wednesday. The attack happened hours after suicide bombers killed 18 people, including themselves, at Buhari housing estate in Damaturu, the state capital. A source told TheCable that the insurgents opened fire on people at the main market in the town and set many shops [...]

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    Boko Haram’s days are numbered, says Gaidam

Boko Haram’s days are numbered, says Gaidam

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, has expressed hope that activities of the Boko Haram sect would soon be a thing of the past. Gaidam made the remark in a statement issued on his behalf by Abdullahi Bego, his special assistant on media. "In view of the all-hands-on-deck approach adopted by the federal government, insurgency will soon come to an end," the [...]

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    7 killed as female suicide bomber hits Yobe

7 killed as female suicide bomber hits Yobe

A female suicide bomber struck at a motor park close to Bayan Tasha market in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state on Saturday, killing seven people. A security source, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said that about 30 people also sustained injury during the incident. “It is possible that the casualty rate increases because some of those who have been hospitalised sustained [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks Yobe capital, Damaturu

Boko Haram attacks Yobe capital, Damaturu

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents launched an attack on Damaturu, capital of Yobe state, around 7pm on Friday, a witness told AFP. The militants were said to have returned on a reprisal after security forces raided one of their strongholds in the state. An attack from the sect late last year made Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, to impose a curfew.In that [...]

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    24-hour curfew in Damaturu after B’Haram raid

24-hour curfew in Damaturu after B’Haram raid

Following Monday’s attack on Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam (pictured) has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the town. Gaidam commended the military for repelling the attack, calling on the people to cooperate with the security operatives and pray for the return of peace in the state. On Geidam's behalf, Abdullahi Bego, the special adviser to the governor on [...]

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    Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has asked the national assembly not to extend the state of emergency in the state as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan. In rejecting the move, the government of Yobe State said it takes serious exception to the request, maintaining that "extending emergency rule is not the answer to the prevailing security challenges in the three [...]

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    Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has alleged that the Nigerian military had advance warning over the April 15 Chibok attack but did not act to prevent the abduction of hundreds of school girls. Information Minister Labaran Maku has denied the claim, saying the military would have reacted if such information was passed on to them. However, this is not the first time an [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency. Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy. “Their [...]

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